Lakewatch program combats pollution in Florida’s waters
The Lakewatch program associated with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences seeks volunteers who want to save our waters. The program keeps track of more than 600 lakes in more than 40 counties. IFAS Livestock and Natural Resources agent Derek Barber says the program will combat the issues such as pollution in Florida’s waters.
“The big issue today as far as just pertaining to natural resources and our water quality is to make sure that we do have sustainable water to meet our needs,” he said.
Barber will hold a Lakewatch training session for volunteers at the Columbia County Extension office on June 27th.
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